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Patrick Saint | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Oct 30 2020 1:02 AM

Hi,


Is there a way to use some kind of mindmap in Logos Bible, even if we "hijack" an application present in this software?

Idea The advantage of doing this in Logos is that you have access to the biblical text by passing the mouse over the biblical reference, etc.

Thanks a lot! 

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 1:37 AM

Patrick Saint:
Is there a way to use some kind of mindmap in Logos Bible, even if we "hijack" an application present in this software?

Not really. Or I should say it depends on how you use it. You could paint a mindmap-looking picture in Canvas, that's possibly close to using a mindmap on paper. Maybe that's what you intend - a blank sheet and the ability to draw, in different colors. Then: yes.

My answer comes from that Canvas would not bring the things that one usually associates with using a mindmapping software, like moving branches around, decreasing details to see "the whole" and zooming in into detail level at an interesting spot.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 1:41 AM

Patrick Saint:

Hi,


Is there a way to use some kind of mindmap in Logos Bible, even if we "hijack" an application present in this software?

Idea The advantage of doing this in Logos is that you have access to the biblical text by passing the mouse over the biblical reference, etc.

Thanks a lot! 

Imperfect hacks are to use either Canvas or Sentence Diagrammer but these are not really adequate hacks.  A Mind Mapping type tool has long been requested, much longer than Dark Mode, it goes as far back as pre-forums days to the old Logos Newsgroups with MJ being a strong supporter in that distant past. 

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Patrick Saint | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 2:07 AM

NB.Mick:

Not really. Or I should say it depends on how you use it. You could paint a mindmap-looking picture in Canvas, that's possibly close to using a mindmap on paper. Maybe that's what you intend - a blank sheet and the ability to draw, in different colors. Then: yes. (...)

Making a MindMap with Canvas is DIY, and it wastes a lot of time. I never use it. It's a useless tool for me.
But thanks Yes for pointing it out. This allows us to close a door ...

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Patrick Saint | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 2:17 AM

DIsciple II:

Imperfect hacks are to use either Canvas or Sentence Diagrammer but these are not really adequate hacks.  A Mind Mapping type tool has long been requested, much longer than Dark Mode, it goes as far back as pre-forums days to the old Logos Newsgroups with MJ being a strong supporter in that distant past. 

Thank you for your answer! Yes

Canvas or Sentence Diagrammer, it requires a lot of manipulation, and the bible text does not appear in windowed to the passage of the mouse, if one adds a simple biblical reference (thus not by using the function "Insert Passage" which inserts all the text of the passage - which takes up a lot of space).

Ok, so... No, we can't.

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Patrick Saint | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 2:26 AM

DIsciple II:

(...) A Mind Mapping type tool has long been requested, much longer than Dark Mode (...)

... And, no, I don't go to the dark side either... Big Smile

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 2:51 AM

DIsciple II:
it goes as far back as pre-forums days to the old Logos Newsgroups with MJ being a strong supporter in that distant past. 

Thanks for remembering and, no, I haven't given up -- just at the moment I find a decent sentence diagrammer a more critical need. 

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Patrick Saint | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 2:54 AM

Ok, so currently my solution is to use the Sermon Builder tool. I create a resource document which contains the theme, the sub-points, the biblical references, already some notes in these sub-points, etc. Each sub-point will then become a sermon later.

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James Hudson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 7:53 AM

Patrick Saint:
Making a MindMap with Canvas is DIY, and it wastes a lot of time. I never use it. It's a useless tool for me.

Canvas needs a lot of love - it has the POTENTIAL to be a great tool. It's a shame that there has been no development to it. Even the drawio that it is based on is now much better!

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Patrick Saint | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 30 2020 8:57 AM

James Hudson:
(...) it has the POTENTIAL to be a great tool. (...)

There is POTENTIAL, we quite agree.

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